Terry Freedman, BA (Hons), MA (Econ Ed), PGCE, MBCS, FRSA, ANCUP


My work as an independent consultant, writer and trainer is based on a career spent in education.

As a trainer, I’m accredited by the UK's National STEM Learning Centre:

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The last post I had before becoming independent was leading and managing the e-education service for a local authority, and was based on a varied career spent working as an advisor, head of department and teacher of ICT and computing.

I write (I have been a freelance writer since 1989), I train, I speak.

I am known as an independent thoughtful voice in the educational ICT and Computing community.

I publish two websites and two newsletters. These are, respectively:

Positions held

Independent consultant at Terry Freedman Ltd, 2004-present

The briefs I have been offered and have accepted include:

  • training teachers in the assessment of Computing and ICT

  • writing for education magazines, school blogs and company blogs

  • advising on use of education technology in schools

  • training teachers in, eg, how to assess students in computing, and the new Computing Programme of Study

  • Ofsted inspection

  • Framework for ICT Support consultant: I advised schools on how to implement good technical support systems for their education technology, having been trained and certificated to do so.

  • keynote speaking, e.g. at the International ICT Conference in Singapore,

  • assessing schools for the ICT Mark

  • assessing schools for the proficiency of their ICT technical support, as Framework for ICT Support Assessor.

Head of E-Education, Tower Hamlets, 2002-2004

Role included being i/c teams of advisors, school technical support, London Grid for Learning implementation, representing Education on e-Government committee.

Principal Officer for ICT, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, 2001-2002

Role included project management for development of Key Stage 3 on-screen test in ICT, liaising with three companies, other curriculum colleagues, and assessment team. 

ICT Advisor, Newham, 1998-2001

Role included advice to teachers on using ICT in the classroom, with special responsibility for secondary schools. Organising of training days. In-school training.

Other posts held, 1975 -1998

  • Head of department, Economics

  • Member of Permanent Unattached Team, Newham

  • Head of Business Studies and ICT

  • Head of ICT

Part-time teaching posts held

  • Economics ‘A’ Level, evenings

  • Economics GCSE, evenings

  • Economics GCSE, HMP Wormwood Scrubs

  • Computing GCSE, evenings

  • Understanding the British Economy (a course I devised), evenings

Professional memberships

  • Member of the British Computer Society

  • Member of The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (Committee member)

  • Associate Member of the National Conference of University Professors

  • Fellow of Mirandanet

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

  • Member of the Society of Authors (Committee Member of the Educational Writers’ Group)


  • Forthcoming: a chapter in What the Research Says, to be published by IoE Press

  • Education Conferences: How to get the most out of education conferences

  • Managing ICT

  • Every Child Matters: what it means for the ICT teacher

  • plus several other books

  • Regular contributor of articles to Teach Secondary magazine, Technology & Learning USA, and Secondary Education, plus contributions to other periodicals e.g. Teach Primary, Technology & Learning UK, and others.

Please see https://www.ictineducation.org/writing/ for a comprehensive list of publications.


  • BA (Econ)

  • PGCE

  • MA (Econ Ed) — specialising in adult education

Further information

Please see my Linkedin profile for a more comprehensive resumé: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terryfreedman/


On request.

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